Rick Saldan is an excellent
inspirational speaker who tailored the seminar to the needs of the
individual students being instructed. This office thanks the Mayors Office
of Information Services for having such a vendor.
Timothy K. Lynch
Office of Fleet Management
City of Philadelphia
Rick has a magical approach that provides a clear and
concise message specifically designed to the needs of his
audience. Rick will provide all the motivational magic you
will ever need, propelling your organization to the next
level of greater success.
Rick Saldan is a compelling and absorbing motivational speaker and
magician.I have been to five of his
Motivational Magic presentations and it is amazing how he keeps our
college audiences on the edge of their seats.
A highly entertaining performer with great comedy flair. Rich content to
increase students' productivity, peak performance and motivation. If you
need an outstanding motivational speaker for colleges, Rick is definitely
one of the world's greatest speakers and magicians!
Dr. Rob Gilbert, Sport Psychologist,
Montclair State University
Rick Saldan has the wit, wisdom and sorcery of a wizard. He
has a dynamic personality, and all will enjoy his
captivating stories, comedy and magic!
Credit Suisse First Boston
Rick Saldan delivers a first-class show! A pro in every
sense of the word. Funny, unique, entertaining and polished.
Brian Letscher, Actor
Hawaii Five-O, NCIS, Cold Case, Law & Order and The Mentalist.
Rick Saldan is a wonderful combination of master magician, comic
improviser and first class speaker. The audience loved his program, which
was music to our ears. If you love celebrity motivational speakers such as
Tom Hopkins, Dale Carnegie and Zig Ziglar, then you'll love Rick!
Dottie Burman, President
Burtley Productions, Inc.
Rick is one of the best inspirational speakers on
the scene today. Funny, fun loving and highly energetic. If you want to
make your next event into an extraordinary one, then invite professional
speaker Rick Saldan and his amazing Motivational Magic.
Andres Lara, President
Inspiration Times Magazine
Leadership Development Seminars
Course 1 - Developing Skills for Leadership Excellence
workshop is a tool for your leadership development. It is
designed to help you create and accomplish your personal
best, and to help you lead others to get extraordinary
At its core,
leadership means setting goals, lighting a path, and
persuading others to follow. But the responsibility entails
much more. Leaders must get their message out in a way that
inspires, make the most of their limited time, and build
roads to precious resources. They must negotiate alliances,
improve their colleagues, and align the ambitions of the
many with the needs of the organization.
What makes for a
great leader? Is it something to do with inward
characteristics, such as confidence and focus? Is it more
about outward presence, including charm and compassion? Or
is it about the ability to create a vision and get others to
commit to it?
The answer is all
of the above. By accepting the challenge to lead, you come
to realize that the only limits are those you place on
Course 2 - Coaching and Mentoring Others to Success
Mentor, Role Model, Supporter, Guide... do these words ring
a bell? Being a coach involves being able to draw from
several disciplines. Coaching is based on a partnership that
involves giving both support and challenging opportunities
to employees. Mentorship is a related skill that is often a
part of coaching. It's about being a guide, offering wisdom
and advice when it is needed.
how and when to coach (and when to use other tools, like
mentoring) is an essential skill that can benefit both you
and your organization.
Course 3 -
Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills
decisions and solve problems continually. We start making
decisions before we even get out of bed (shall I get up now
or not?). Sometimes, we will have made as many as 50
decisions by the time we leave for work. Despite all the
natural decision making that goes on and the problem solving
we do, some people are very uncomfortable with having to
make decisions. You may know someone who has a hard time
making decisions about what to eat, never mind the internal
wrestling they go through in order to take on major
decisions at work.
we've probably all looked at a solution to something and
said, "I should have thought of that." The key to finding
creative solutions is not just creativity, although that
will certainly help. The answer rests in our ability to
identify options, research them, and then put things
together in a way that works. Having a process to work
through can take the anxiety out of problem solving and make
decisions easier. That's what this two-day workshop is all
Course 4 - Building Your Relationships via Emotional
all met people who are incredibly intelligent, gifted and
talented, but yet they seem unable to have healthy
relationships with other people. No amount of education in
your specialty will help you to rise to the top if you
cannot connect with other human beings.
intelligence, also called EQ, is the ability to be aware of
and to manage emotions and relationships. It's a pivotal
factor in personal and professional success. IQ will get you
in the door, but it is your EQ, your ability to connect with
others and manage the emotions of yourself and others, that
will determine how successful you are in life.
all worked with and listened to brilliant people. Some of
them were great and... well, some were not so great. The mean
and the meek and all those in between can teach us more than
they realize. When we look at the truly extraordinary people
who inspire and make a difference you will see that they do
this by connecting with people at a personal and emotional
level. What differentiated them was not their IQ but their
EQ - their emotional intelligence.
Course 5 - Leadership Skills for Supervisors: Communication,
Coaching, and Conflict
Supervisors represent an important force in the economy. You
have the power to turn on or turn off the productivity of
the people who report to you. You are the crucial interface
between the employee on the shop floor or the service desk
and the managers of the organization. Although you usually
have more technical experience than the employees you
supervise, you may not have had a lot of leadership
experience. This one-day course will give you the skills in
communication, coaching, and conflict that you need to be
something that excites people who love opportunities for
growth, to see and learn about new things, or who like to
shift the status quo. Some changes, however, are harder to
adjust to and lead to expressions of resistance and anger.
We can take concrete steps to make change more palatable by
understanding people's hesitation, enlisting the help of
others, setting up plans, and managing stressors. These
steps can also ensure that desired changes are implemented
one-day workshop, you will learn how to manage and cope with
change and how to help those around you too.
Course 7 - Developing Effective Communication Strategies For
ever wondered why it seems so difficult to talk with some
people and so easy to talk with others? Can you recall an
occasion where you met someone for the first time and
immediately liked that person? Something about the
individual made you feel comfortable.
goal of this workshop is to help participants understand the
impact that their communication skills have on other people.
They will also explore how improving these skills can make
it easier for them to get along in the workplace, and in
Course 8 - Conflict Resolution: Getting Along in the
people see conflict as a negative experience. In fact,
conflict is a necessary part of our personal growth and
development. Think of when you were trying to choose your
major in college, for example, or trying to decide between
conflict becomes an issue when the people involved cannot
work through it. They become engaged in a battle that does
not result in growth. When this type of conflict arises,
negative energy can result, causing hurt feelings and
course will give participants the tools that will help you
resolve conflict successfully and produce a win-win outcome.
ever been in a workplace situation where a supervisor has
made a decision that you didn't agree with? Did you wish
that you could ask someone else what they thought of the
decision; whether they would have done the same thing? The
peer review process offers employees just that chance, using
a formalized procedure to ask, consider, and resolve just
these sorts of questions. This one-day workshop will teach
you everything you need to know about employee dispute
resolution through mediation.
course is intended to offer participants a general overview
of the peer review process. Participants should be
encouraged to customize the process and its application for
exactly makes a decision ethical? The problem with ethics is
that what may seem morally right (or ethical) to one person
may seem appalling to another.
workshop will not provide you with an easy way to solve
every ethical decision you will ever have to make. It will,
however, help you define your ethical framework to make
solving those ethical dilemmas easier. We'll also look at
some tools that you can use when you're faced with an
ethical decision. And, we'll look at some techniques you can
use so you don't get stuck in an ethical quandary. Best of
all, we'll look at a lot of case studies so that you can
practice making decisions in a safe environment.
Course 11 - Business Etiquette: Gaining That Extra Edge
one-day workshop will help you handle most of those socially
difficult moments. You'll have an extra edge in areas that
you may not have given a lot of thought of until now. If
you've ever had an awkward moment where: You aren't sure
which fork to use; or, you don't know which side plate is
yours; or, you've ever had to make small talk with a Very
Important Person and been lost for words.
know just how agonizing such moments can be. Even worse (and
what can be even more damaging to your career) are the
social gaffes you aren't even aware you make.
Hire Rick Saldan's Motivational Magic to Energize Your Conference or Special Event!
Rick says, "With perseverance, drive,
and vision, you can achieve what once seemed impossible. I
encourage you to strive toward
your vision for a new future -- one that
energizes your gifts, your passions and your untapped hidden potential!"
Rick's ideas, messages, strategies, and first-hand stories
of overcoming adversity against all the odds will inspire your
people. They become enthused, excited, and committed to take
massive action that impacts your bottom line. Your return on investment is powerful.
Rick is a unique
speaker and seminar leader
that combines comedy, theatrical illusions and extensive
audience interaction with inspirational presentations. He
creates a powerful